Played By Nicole Byer
Nicole Byer plays Nicky on the new NBC comedy "Grand Crew."
An actress, comedian, writer, author and podcaster, Byer is perhaps most well-known as the host of Netflix's Emmy Award-nominated competition baking series "Nailed It!," which has gained a cult following of viewers since its premiere on the streaming platform in 2018. In 2020, Byer made history by becoming the first Black woman ever to be nominated in the category of Outstanding Host for a Reality or Competition Program.
Byer can also be seen co-hosting TBS' reboot of "Wipeout" alongside John Cena. She also voices characters in Amazon's "Invincibles" and Adult Swim's "Tuca & Bertie" and will voice the role of Susie Carmichael's mom, Lucy, in the upcoming reboot of Nickelodeon's "Rugrats," which premieres on Paramount+.
Listeners can hear Byer on five different podcasts, the fan-favorite being "Why Won't You Date Me?," which sees her inviting friends and guests to discuss their dating lives all while trying to figure out her own. In 2021, the podcast moved under the TeamCoco banner and Byer won the 2021 iHeart Radio Podcast Award for best female host for the show.
Byer is an Upright Citizens Brigade alum who continues to cement her status as a force in stand-up by regularly performing in cities across the country. Previously, she received national attention for her web series "Pursuit of Sexiness," which she co-created and starred in alongside friend and fellow comic Sasheer Zamata.
Her additional film and television work includes "Loosely Exactly Nicole," "Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates," "Lady Dynamite," "Party Over Here," "BoJack Horseman" and "30 Rock."
Byer currently resides in Los Angeles.